The ILIFE V8S, the Smart Flagship Robot Vacuum for Under $250

By Michael Fisher·Mar 5, 2018· 3 min read

At IFA 2017, the Chinese robot vacuum manufacturer ILIFE represented their flagship A8 robot vacuum cleaner that comes with intelligent planning of the cleaning procedures, space measurement, and many other features. A while ago, ILIFE gives us the opportunity to see the newest robot vacuum cleaner, the ILIFE V8S. With a reasonable price tag, we get a great smart robot vacuum cleaner that has everything we need. Let's see what makes it so special.

iLIFE V8S The Smart Flagship Robot Vacuum For Under $250

Features & Specifications

  • Battery capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Working time: 2 hours
  • Charging time: 3 hours
  • 750 ml dustbin capacity
  • Anti-drop system
  • Anti-collision sensors
  • Auto-recharging and getting back to its cleaning duties to finish them
  • i-Move intelligent navigation system that can correct the cleaning path
  • Two cleaning brushes for deeper and better cleaning on hardwood floors and carpeted surfaces
  • HEPA filtration

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Appearance & Design

The ILIFE V8S has a sleek two-color body similar to the A6 or A8 models. As always, iLIFE keeps things minimalistic making their robots look modern. It leaves a great impression with its glassy surface. The slim body allows it to reach most areas under furniture, something we've already seen in the ILIFE A8. On the lid, the iLIFE is equipped with a V8s with five buttons and a screen that shows time and battery level: the buttons are power, home, schedule, spot cleaning, and mapping. A 750 ml dustbin sits on the side of the robot, making it super easy to remove and clean.

iLIFE V8s Appearance

Cleaning Performance

The ILIFE V8S is equipped with anti-collision and anti-drop sensors that help it to move around. A large 750ml dustbin holds more dust and dirt, so you don't have to clean it after every run. The tangle-free design makes the robot perfect for families with pets. The i-Move intelligent system has a stable gyro that corrects the cleaning path.

iLIFE V8s smart navigation

Again, the V8S is equipped with two cleaning brushes for better cleaning including a rubber tangle-free brush that works best on the hardwood and tiled floors for collecting pet hair; its best-known bristle brush is for deeper cleaning on carpeting. The home assistant also comes with a microfiber cloth and a water tank for wet mopping. The i-Dropping technology controls the amount of water liquid, so the mop is always wet enough--but not too much.

Avoids Obstacles and Falling Down

As do most of the robots on the market, the ILIFE V8S has sensors that prevent it from bumping into things all around your home and falling down from stairs, tables, etc.

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Battery Life

The robot vacuum cleaner comes with a 2600 mAh Li-ion battery that works the whole 2 hours in one charge. It takes 3 hours to charge the robot fully.

iLIFE V8s auto recharging

Remote Control

You can control your device using its upgraded remote controller. You can move it in different directions, a program scheduled cleaning, start or stop the robot, choose cleaning modes, and make it get back to its charging station.

Price & Where to Buy the iLIFE V8S

Currently, the ILIFE V8S is only presented on Amazon for about $260, a good deal considering its cleaning performance.

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  • Affordable price
  • Decent battery life
  • Good suction power making it perfect for carpets and pet owners
  • 2-in-1: sweep and mop
  • Smart i-Move 2.0 Navigation and Localization
  • Large dustbin


  • No recharge & resume function
  • Louder than less powerful ILIFE robots

What makes the ILIFE V8s one of the best budget smart robot vacuum cleaners?

With a price of 250 dollars, ILIFE is killing its competitors with robots that not only do their jobs on carpets and hardwood floors but also pick up pet hair, which makes them perfect for pet owners. While other more expensive robot vacuum cleaners work 60-90 minutes at most, the $250 ILIFE V8S runs the whole 120 minutes with good suction power. The older brothers from ILIFE clean approximately the same time, but they come with a less powerful motor. Sounds impressive?

With decent battery life, a modern minimalist design, and two cleaning brushes that cooperate to make your floor cleaner than ever, the ILIFE V8S definitely deserves to be called one of the best smart robot vacuum cleaners to buy in 2018 without breaking the budget.

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Comments ()

  1. Tiffany
    11 march 2018, 21:12
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    where is the i-voice assistant system? how can i download it?
    1. Tiffany
      11 march 2018, 21:19
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      excuse me but this v8s doesn't have i voice assistant as v8. but it have the schedule of cleaning instead
      1. Michael
        12 march 2018, 03:54(edited})
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        Hi Tiffany,
        sorry, looks like V8S doesn't have I-Voice Assistant. I have fixed the article. Thank you!
      2. Tiffany
        11 march 2018, 21:20
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        please fix your review soon
        1. Brook
          12 april 2018, 10:38
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          Your article states, «The coolest part about iLIFE V8s (A8 also has it) it's the feature that makes it get back to its docking base to recharge when the battery is running low and then get back to finish when the robot stopped. The same feature we've seen in Roomba 980.» but under Cons you list «no recharge and resume function.»
          1. Michael Fisher
            18 april 2018, 06:40
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            Hi Brook! Thank you for the notice. The iLIFE V8S does not have a recharge & resume feature, I'm sorry that I confused you with that part. Already fixed the mistake.
          2. hulinning2
            18 june 2018, 22:48
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            I would like to know about its mopping function. I had iLIFE V7S. it runs almost 4 hours in one charge for its vacuum function. However, its mopping feature is not good. it does not have enough power to carry its own weight when the water container is full of water. It is hardly to go over the transition between hard wood floor and tile.
            1. Dawn
              13 september 2018, 03:41
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              Can you add cleaning fluid or disinfectant to the water in the v8?

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